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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has signed an agreement to acquire defense services company Alion Science and Technology for a cash consideration of $1.65bn from Veritas Capital.

The acquisition will create more than $2.6bn in revenue products and solutions business. It will also expand capabilities, offer access to crucial contracts, cyber and data analytics, and electronic warfare-related technology development fields.

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MQ-9 drone

MQ-9 drone

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded $33,712,972 for logistic support, maintenance services, supply chain and spares management, and sustainment support in support of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and its dual control mobile ground control station.

Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (45%); Manama, Bahrain (45%); and Poway, California (10%), and is expected to be completed in July 2022.

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deployment-pogs

When deployed troops buy whatever they need, if they pay in cash, they won't be given pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters as change. Instead, they'll be given cardboard coins (colloquially called "pogs," like the 90s toys). And, now, coin collectors are going crazy for them.

Depending on where in Iraq or Afghanistan troops are stationed, they may have easy access to an AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) store. Bigger airfields have larger stores that sell all an airman could want — meanwhile, outlying FOBs are just happy that their AAFES truck didn't blow up this month.

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leidos, inc.

leidos, inc.

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $151,434,777 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Geospatial Information Operations and Technology Integration II.

Work will be performed in Poland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger, the Philippines, Djibouti, and Manassas, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 5, 2025.

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rota-spain

rota-spain

Department of Defense awarded a construction contract for general construction projects located primarily in the Rota, Spain, region.

The maximum dollar value including the base period and seven option years for all seven contracts combined is $500,000,000. The work to be performed provides for tasks for general building projects including airfield, industrial, infrastructure, administrative, training, retail, food service, munition storage, and community support facilities.

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USAID

USAID

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Department of State, is providing nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia.

The Somali people have faced decades of chronic food insecurity, violence, and cycles of drought and flooding, which have all been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and recurring desert locust infestations. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to Somalia to $408 million for Fiscal Year 2021 to date.

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Antarctica

Antarctica

According to sources, Australian contractors in Antarctica could see the amount of alcohol consumed at the Antarctic research stations reduced.

The new Drug and Alcohol Policy of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) reflects the national norm of no more than 10 standard drinks a week.

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ship

ship

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $24,090,612 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for underwater hull cleaning services and associated work for the Military Sealift Command’s fleet of ships.

This contract includes five one-year ordering periods that would bring the cumulative value of contract ceiling to $24,090,612. Work will be performed worldwide, with an expected completion date of Aug. 9, 2026.

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guam

guam

Department of Defense awarded $80,551,613 under previously-awarded contract N62742-20-C-1199 to exercise Option Period One for base operations support services, Joint Region Marianas, Guam.

This option brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $523,607,459. Work will be performed at various installations within Joint Region Marianas, Guam, and is expected to be completed by July 2022.

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PMC

PMC

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

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